McCulloch's Clownfish (Amphiprion mccullochi)

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McCulloch's Clownfish

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McCulloch‘s Clownfish

Amphiprion mccullochi

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.6-12.7cm (3-5 ")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

20-25.6°C (68 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years

Family

Pomacentridae

This animal is available captive bred





Additional names

McCulloch's Clownfish, Whitesnout Anemonefish


Origin

Lord Howe island, one of the Great Barrier Reef's southernmost islands.

Sexing

Males are smaller than females.

Tank compatibility

Peaceful or tolerant of heterospecifics. Can act very aggressively and territorial to conspecifics. In fact, it appears that their aggressive nature makes it challenging to form breeding pairs.

Diet

Carnivore

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Does best in a rocky reef setting. Associated with the anemone Entacmaea quadricolor.

Behaviour

Can be very aggressive and territorial toward conspecifics. Dominant fish would continuously harass the subdominant fishes through pinning and tearing apart fins. When forming aggregations or breeding pairs, the quarist must carefully observe the fish. If aggressive actions increase too high, then the fish ought to be separated with mesh dividers, clear perforated cups, and other tools.

Identification

An oval fish with a white caudal fin, black body and a white vertical band over the gill plate.

Pictures[edit]

External links[edit]

Kevin Kohen's Breeding Experience